Gateway Theatre

348 N. Marion Avenue,
Lake City, FL 32055

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Functions: Movies (Classic), Performing Arts

Previous Names: Columbia Theatre

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Gateway Theatre

The Columbia Theatre was opened in 1930. It was renamed Gateway Theatre in the late-1950’s. By 2009 it had become a church name the Faith Temple and was still in this use in 2014. By 2021 it was operating as a performing arts theatre and also screening classic movies.

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Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on April 19, 2010 at 9:04 am

Not sure. I only found the theater by going through the American Classic Images database.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 24, 2010 at 8:49 pm

Move the gold guy down the street a bit and you get a much better view of the theater.

TLSLOEWS on June 21, 2010 at 10:43 am

Nice photos of the theatre/church.

Troy Powell
Troy Powell on August 11, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I worked at this theatre back in 1976 to 1979. The separate box office,balcony and restrooms upstairs were still there from the segregation times and you could still hear a gun shot from the balcony at 10:30pm everynight when that guy was shot. Did not like being up there working alone AT ALL.

Troy Powell
Troy Powell on August 11, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Everytime we heard the shot, I thought a xenon bulb had exploded but to no avail. You could smell fresh burnt gun powder though.

TLSLOEWS on August 11, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Interesting story Troy,I worked at the Loews Melrose in Nashville Tennessee,we had a ghost there too.Many people do not believe it though.

ghamilton on November 16, 2017 at 1:39 pm

Does anyone have a clue about condition of interior??

Darren_Snow on April 2, 2021 at 10:21 am

The actual address is 348 N. Marion Av., for anyone who’s trying to look it up on Google Street View.

Richard_Verdi on November 30, 2021 at 3:08 pm

I can verify what the previous poster said about the address. It is indeed 348 N. Marion Avenue. I took some pictures today and will try to upload them. It is now the Henry Wilson Performing Arts Building. I have not had a chance to go inside yet, but plan to do so soon. Aside from plays, they also show movies, but nothing new. It appears that Gone with the Wind and Home Alone will both be shown soon.

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